I always thought of myself as a strong woman – physically, but never mentally. I used to be the working mother who would work out to DVDs at home after the kids went to bed. I thought I was doing well – I felt strong, but that was about all. Then a friend of mine talked me into taking strength fusion classes. I was reluctant because I’d never worked out in front of anyone in my life. I was afraid that I would look silly, or that other people would judge me because I couldn’t do push-ups on my feet. Or because I could never push myself with cardio, because I ‘hated it’. However, I joined anyway. And that’s where I met Faith.
I took her strength fusion classes and yoga classes. Soon, I also had her personal train me. And that’s really where I saw myself grow – both physically and mentally. She always had me do something new and challenging at each session because she knew that I could push myself to accomplish new strength moves that she knew her other clients couldn’t do. I felt honored that she had so much confidence in me to try these new challenges. It made me feel proud and even empowered, knowing her confidence in me was so high – almost as if she held me to a different standard. I always left sessions and classes feeling incredible about myself. I felt strong and I felt confident.
In working with her, I have come to know my own potential and the full understanding of my body, my mind and what I can do when I put both physical and mental abilities together. I am now able to create my own full body strength and cardio workout routines, and how to rotate muscle groups so I don’t over train my muscles. I know when I feel as though I can’t do one more rep, I am actually able to eek out 4 more. If I feel like I want to quit, I remember Faith telling me that I CAN do 4 more, or I CAN do 30 more seconds of mountain climbers. I still claim I ‘hate cardio’. However, my body now craves cardio. I feel like I’m not getting a full workout if I do not have a great cardio workout to go a long with my strength training.
Today, 2 years later, I no longer feel silly working out in front of others, or feel that people are judging me. I have learned to love and respect myself. I have learned that I am strong and beautiful and that if I really put my mind to something, I can accomplish anything. This new found inner confidence came from working with Faith. I’m sure it was there all along, but I needed help from someone else to bring it out of me. I am grateful Faith has blessed my life. Without her help, I would not be the woman I am today. Thank you so much, Faith!
- Renee W.
I wanted to start personal training in January 2010 to get in shape. I realized that is was a “now-or-never” and that I wasn’t getting any younger. I had met Faith and checked out her website. I loved her philosophy and her approach.
What I expected was that Faith would train me with weights and help me lose weight. What I received was a life changing experience! Not only did we train and do cardio but she made me realize that it isn’t about a number on a scale or how you look in the mirror. It is how you feel about yourself, how strong physically and mentally you can become, and how you feel and treat others.
One of my favorite quotes that I think about daily from Faith is “You don’t know what has happened to someone at a specific time so the best thing you can do is be kind and understanding.” I will continue to train with Faith so I can receive my weekly positive energy dose! And I also love how my arms look now!
- Colleen E.
I signed up to do personal training with Faith 3 months before my destination wedding. I wanted to look my best as I got married on a beach with my closest family and friends.
From the moment I met Faith she was determined to get me looking and feeling my best for my special day. I have always worked out, but never to my maximum potential and Faith got me there and beyond!! Her motivation and special tips throughout each work out kept me going and had me looking forward to each session!
When I thought I couldn’t do another push up or chair dip, she had me doing them and not even realizing I was! I really appreciate how each session was tailored for what results I wanted to see. With Faith’s help I ended up dropping 6% in body fat and 9 inches overall! We had a beautiful wedding and I can thank Faith for letting me feel and look my best.
- Carrie O.
Sometimes a girl just needs a little motivation, and in my case, I needed a lot! Into my life steps Faith, full of high energy and true compassion, and I haven’t been the same since. Personal training can provide so much, whether it’s simply a quick jumpstart to your routine or a complete reshaping of your body.
I can’t put into words how grateful I am – I have now lost 30 pounds and am still going!
If you make that first appointment, you won’t be disappointed.
Thank you and God bless!
- Erin L.
In just six short weeks of training with Faith, I decreased my body fat by 2.5% and lost a total of 7 inches. I loved working with Faith because she tailored my personal training sessions to my personal goals. She was flexible with my schedule and always challenged me to expend that last bit of energy that I had which really paid off.
Faith’s expertise in the health and fitness industry is something I look for in working with a personal trainer. She truly relates to women of various ages, fitness levels and backgrounds and helps us embrace our true power.
- Michelle M.
Yoga is the highlight of my week. It’s during this time that I get to focus entirely on me and promoting the health of my body, mind and spirit. The class is physically challenging but also helps to focus the mental energy we need to get through the day.
Since I am a career woman and mom to three boys, I need all the energy I can get! I have found inner peace during and after class even during stressful days. I am so fortunate to have found this complement to my fitness regimen.
- Beth R.